French Femmes have more Fun!
These are some secrets and sensations, that I have observed and have picked up from my French femmes.
Many of their secrets are nothing new, however the proverb of "if it is not broke, don't fix it' applies 100% here!
I have started implimenting some of these over the counter pampering techniques at chez moi, so perhaps it time to spoil yourself, and do the same!!! Ohhh la la!
So without further ado...
Bleach Your Feet!
Add a cap of bleach to your pedicure warm water, at your discrection, of course!
After verifiying with my Aunt, who continues to whip and tease hair like the devil for more than 50 years in her salon, told me it will help kill any fungus that may lay underneath your toe nails, is a cure for stinky feet, can remove nail stains from dark polish and eat away at dangeling dead skin cells.
It will also leave your skin very smooth and soft. Family knows best, and it seems the French do as well.
Olive Oil is the best invention on earth, other than woman!
Have an problem? The answer is Olive Oil.
Ok, olive oil is not an oracle, but it sure is a God send!
Dry hair, dry body, foot scrub, dry lips, face scrub, body scrub, you can put it in your ear to help with earaches, you can you can eat it, you can use it for furniture polish and to brighten up leather furniture, you can give it to the dog for a shiny coat and help their digestion,
the list goes on! Wear it, Ingest it, Use it...
I keep a small bottle of extra virgin olive oil on my vanity to use as a moistureizer!
Soon, I will list a 'at home' beauty regime of products that you will find right in your pantry.
Always be well groomed! Get that hair styled, girl!
Your hair is your crowning glory, so therefore showcase it.
Invest in yourself and in a good cut that will flatter your features, and most important you must be willing to make the effort to fix it everyday!
This is why I have long hair, I would love a short French bob, but because of my face shape, its not my best look, and most importantly, I don't have the time nor patience to fix my hair everyday, and I'm ok with that! :D But, I do make an effort to keep my mane in good condition with olive oil treatments and hair accessories, and recently, I purchased a gel spray that makes me feel like Farrah herself, may God rest her soul.
and Make Up...
Lots of mascara and lipstain! Simple and pretty. Their faces already glow from all those olive oil treatments!
Quality over Everything!
I had a friend who said that he didn't have money to buy cheap things.
Goes to show, its true.
Never purchase below quality goods. Buy something that will last for decades, that way you will be sure to get your money's worth! This includes pots and pans, furniture, cutlary, dishes, clothing, shoes, jewerly, handbags, and other household items.
Be the female version of James Bond!
Stock up your bar!
Always have the good stuff on hand just for you or that impromtu house call!
I was surprised that many of our French friends just popped by (without calling, the horror!) and it was something normale, like the sky is blue! However the French woman in me, whipped up an apero and drinks before our guest got comfortable. My husband was so proud! An apero is assortment of different foods. It is to your liking, yet note that most consist of nuts, chips and dip, a vegtable tray, cheeses, bread, and some meats served with wine or beer to drink.
Most impromtu guests bring something to share, so it eases the tension off the hostess if her bar is not stocked.
Indulge in Pleasure!
The French has this wonderful and very annoying trait of doing whatever they want. The vulgarity! They don't count calories, they eat all of their dessert, they smoke like firefighters, and they eat carbs and real sugar and real butter.
And it is something normale, something comme ça, or it's just like that.
So take a page for the French recipe for life and do what you want, but remember, pleasure does not equal gluttony!
Find the line.
Mine keeps moving.
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
is a fabulous little lifestyle blog about truly embracing French life!
My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
That said, I lift my glass to you!
By the way, I mention the name Cachou (or The Cash) a lot, I'm referring to her...